The Butcher Brothers: Theatre of Silence

The Butcher Brothers completely represses the dialogue; apart from the threefold death shrieks and the multiple cries of a baby, to indulge the senses in a physically expressive performance that even Charlie Chaplin would give a standing ovation to, writes Ziphilele Moyake.

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Black!…White? at FNB Dance Umbrella

Choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba presents a humorous and vibrant dance piece exploring the themes of racial and social stereotyping at the 2010 FNB Dance Umbrella. We caught up with her to find out more about the show.

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Review: Napo and the Indigenous Orchestra

Napo Masheane has done it again! And this time she was armed with an incredibly talented bunch of African instrumentalists who took us all the way back to ancient Lesotho as they celebrated Sotho culture.

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Review: Headshots

Headshots lets the audience experience what it takes for a dancer, singer or actress to push through various challenges to get to the stage, writes Allison Foat.

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Review: Partly God

Many hands, minds, legs and feet came together to produce this intriguing, haunting and strangely beautiful dance piece. Partly God, performed by the Jazzart dance group, is a re-enactment of the trans-generational trauma of war, loss, violence and attempts to gain redemption.

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Review: Foreplay

mandla_gadukasmall.jpg Sex, prostitution and infidelity are what you can expect from Grootboom’s latest production Foreplay. Set in Pretoria’s townships, the play is a series of 10 inter-connected scenes on society’s moral hypocrisy when it comes to sex. We chat to actors Sello Zikalala and Excellentia Mokoena about their roles.

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Review: Baxter Dance Festival

evolution_rehearsal_10_bw_med_ressmall.jpeg With dancers from around the Western Cape taking part in the Baxter Dance festival each year it is steadily gaining ground as the place to view students and seasoned practitioners of dance. Luso Mnthali reviews the festival and speaks to acclaimed dancer, Mamela Nyamza.

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Review: Noah Of Cape Town

noah_pic_by_giovanni_sterellismall.jpg Noah Of Cape Town is set in 2020 when Cape Town, like every other city in the world, is suffering from the destructive effects of global warming, fuel shortages, war and corruption.

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Napo Masheane: A Storyteller By Nature

napomasheanesmall.jpg Arts Review caught up with astounding poet, Napo Masheane, to speak about her play Fat Black Women Sing, being seen as the modern-day Saartjie Baartman, the importance of using African languages to express yourself as an artist, and more.

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Review: I Am My Own Wife

jeremy_crutchley_in_i_am_my_own_wife_pic_1_by_harold_guesssmall.jpg To call Jeremy Crutchley outstanding in I Am My Own Wife, is a major understatement. His portrayal of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and several other characters in Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize winning play is nothing short of brilliant.

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Ewok: From Childhood Disney World Fantasies To Becoming a Prolific Writer And a Hip-hop Activist

ewok_and_his_artsmall.jpg Ewok is back with his hypnotic dose of hip-hop theatre at this year’s National Arts Festival! We caught up with him to chat more about SPITFIRE, hip-hop theatre, his upbringing, being the ‘white boy’ in hip-hop and more.

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A Night of Ritual Dance

taliipot_performancessmall.jpg Sounds of beating drums and blowing horns accompanied with impeccable choreographic ritual dances and storytelling left the audience with more questions than answers during Taliipot Theatre Company’s performance at the French Cultural Centre recently.

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Sifiso Kweyama: “Dance Is Poetic”

sifisokweyamasmall.jpg Choreographer and director of The Language and Watermelon, Sifiso Kweyama urges all dancers to look at the art of dance as poems, at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. “Dance is poetic. We tell our stories through our bodies and there is no better storyteller than a body,” he says.

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2009 JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Festival

jombapicsmall.jpg The 11th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience kicks-off in Durban tomorrow. Dance enthusiasts can expect a jam-packed 11 day festival where they can see and experience the cream of local and international contemporary dance theatre.

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At Her Feet Opens At The Market Theatre

quanita3.jpg Nadia Davids’ 2002 play, At Her Feet, is back on stage and this time you can catch it at Joburg’s Market Theatre. The award-winning, one-woman show tells the stories of six Muslim women living in Cape Town. This is a story that investigates tradition, culture and religion, and above all tries to demystify Muslim women.

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